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I put gas in my 1998 Camry, drove about one block and it stopped. It tries to start when but will not turn over. It's not the battery, energy still on in vehicle, not the starter, no clicking, not the alt, power good. Could it be vapor lock? If so, how do I fix.

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Vapor lock, from my experience, is a pretty rare problem. Unless you have put too much starting fluid in through the air intake. If you have not tried to use starting fluid, you should try to spray some through the airfilter, or the air intake for the motor, while someone is trying to crank it. Do not over-saturate it, or it will cause vapor lock. (vapor lock is all fuel vapors and no air). I have a suspicion that a few squirts of this will get it to fire up. If it starts but then goes out after the starting fluid is burned up, then you may have a problem with the fuel not getting to the engine.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder Starting problems

your starter is bad.... the two contacts inside the solinoid are worn out only way to fix is replace the unit as a whole bet ya you get click click click then my start.. bet my life on this one been fixin toyotas for 20+ years

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 Audi A6 2.7T starting problems. Drove through

starter soliniod. might need to replace the whole starter

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 Toyota Camry --- car intermittenly won't

When the bushes in a starter get worn, it can cause the armature to rub on the magnetic poles (poleing) This can cause the starter turn slow or not at all
The sintered metal bushes are like bearings. Not to be confused with carbon brushes which are the electrical connectors.
When a starter clicks, it is the solenoid you can hear.supplying power through the brushes.

A starter that is poleing,often stops in a place where it isnt rubbing, and works fine the next start.
There can be other problems with a starter , perhaps one of the brushes is sticking, or the solenoid.
When it happens a tap with a hammer on the starter or solenoid, while a friend turns the key, is enough to get it working( this isnt a fix but might get you started in an emergency)

There is also the possibility of a loose or dirty cable connection, from when the new battery was installed

Posted on May 09, 2010

Joseph Hawkins

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SOURCE: 2007 chevy cobalt ls won't

Ignition relay or fuse could be the problem. When you turn the key to start do you hear a fuel pump kicking on and or do you have spark when you hot wire the starter (I know it's hard to check while trying to start it)? You can email me back and I might be able to pinpoint it more.

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

john berens

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SOURCE: 1999 Buick Lesabre, won't start,

STARTER SELONOID OR DIRTY BATTERY CABLES OR LOOSE CONNECTION ON STARTER.iF YOU REPLACE STARTER REPLACE WITH COMPLETE UNIT NOT JUST SELONID GOOD LUCK.PS BE SURE BATTERY IS UP TURN LIGHTS ON AND HAVE SOMEONE WATCH THEM AS YOU TRY AND START TO BE SURE THEY DON`T GO OUT IF THEY DO--- GO TO CONNECTIONS ON BATTERY OR TRY JUMPING GOOD LUCK

Posted on Jul 23, 2011

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